Sheriff identifies Fennimore High School student who fell to his death

 The Grant County Sheriff's Office has identified Aydin Mischel, 17, a junior at Fennimore High School as the person who died Thursday while hiking at Castle Rock.

Mischel had been out hiking with other friends about 7:20 p.m. on April 26, 2018, and climbed to the top of the Castle Rock in Castle Rock Township. As he and other friends were attempting to relocate to a different area of the rock, Mishel slipped from the top of the rock, causing him to fall an estimated 150 feet, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

(A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses HERE.)

His friends immediately provided first aid and called 911. Fennimore Fire and EMS responded along with MedFlight 2, but were unable to revive Mischel.

Assisting the Sheriff's Office in this case was the Wisconsin DNR, Fennimore Fire, Fennimore EMS, UW Health Med Flight, Fennimore Police Department, Grant County Emergency Management, Fennimore Community Schools and the Grant County Coroners Office.

The incident appears to be an accident and no foul play is suspected.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Fennimore School District says Aydin Mischel was a "well-respected student."

District Administrator Jane Wonderling tells 27 News Mischel was a very kind student. She went onto say, "His classmates and peers will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aydin and Aydin's family."

Fennimore High School has 240 students. Counselors are available to them Friday.


FENNIMORE (WKOW) -- A Fennimore high school student died after a fall at a Grant County camping area.

A Facebook post by the Fennimore Middle and High School says Aydin Mischel, a junior, died at Castle Rock, a campground area in Grant County. The incident happened Thursday evening. The school district tells 27 News there are also hiking areas there.

The school district didn't have any more information on how Mischel died. 27 News also left a message with administrators at the high school.

The high school is open Friday and has counselors and clergy available until 2:00 p.m. for students, staff or families who need support.

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